SL Cert - Basic Event Hosting

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SL Cert - Basic Event Hosting


This section outlines the tasks required to manage an event or mood/atmosphere at an event or venue that does not have a DJ or live performer. An example is a club that only plays a music stream. A person doing Basic Event Hosting normally would be under the supervision of the club owner, club manager, or the event planner and would not have sole responsibility for the event. He or she might also be part of a team of hosts and hostesses.


Anyone who wants to host an event or work at a venue that does not have a DJ or live performer.


Must be at least 3 months in Second Life.


Describe the skills and knowledge needed to effectively and efficiently manage an event or venue at the basic level.

Basic Skillset

The following describes the skillset needed to host an event or venue at the basic level.

Greeting People: Understand the importance of and be able to greet people the instant they arrive.

Send Notices: Know how to notify the groups related to your event and direct people to your event at the right place and time.

Facilitating Chat: Understand the importance of and be able to keep the conversation fluent, flowing, and engaging.

Watch the mood: Understand what may influence the mood of the room and how to deal with it. Basic understanding on how you can raise the energy at a venue and what may lower it.

Managing Friction: Understand and be able to identify potential disturbances. Understand and be able to manage griefers in private IM. Understand the difference between intentional noncompliance and disturbances and the unintentional behavior from new residents.

Eject and ban: Understand the difference and be able to remove the person not following your explanation and guidance regarding the rules of the venue or event. An example might be when a person intentionally uses large gestures in a venue that prohibits them.

Change the music stream: Be able to change the music on the land to fit the mood of the event or as directed by the owner of the club or manager of the event.

Invite new people to the group: Be able to efficiently and quickly invite new people to the group for the venue as needed.

Use of HUDs: Ability to use devices that facilitate efficient and effective event hosting, such as host huds and language translators.

Hosting should fit the venue: Based on the type of venue or event, ensure that your demeanor matches the ambience that the owner of the venue requires. Be able to follow instructions as set forth by the venue owner or the organizer of the event (e.g., a wedding reception for which you are directing guests).

Keep eye on house count: Know how to find the statistics on the number of avatars on the land in order get an idea of how the event is going. If the land owner gives you permission, be able to change the number of avatars allowed on the land to reduce lag.

Remember - it's about the guests, not about you

Basic Skillset Testing Mode

Basic Event Hosting should be tested using two methods:

Written Examination: An out-of-world multiple choice and essay exam.

Demonstration: An in-world demonstration of hosting an event for at least one hour or verified in-world work experience. Verification must be provided by the in-world event manager or venue owner.